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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
Detective Paige Whiskey, who comes from a long line of witches, is in the middle of investigating sacrificial murders in Louisiana. The question is, did the murderer know what he was doing? Paige is confused, especially with a mandala on the wall that is supposed to be a protection. As a Whiskey, she has no abilities, no gifts, just a sharp eye and knowledge to investigate this type of crime. Her grandmother, mother, sister, brother — even her nieces, nephews, and cousins – have gifts of some sort.
When she experiences weird visions, it makes her question whether she really is ungifted. Maybe some latent ability of her Whiskey witch line is finally making itself known. However, Paige doesn’t realize that she already has one – she’s a demon summoner. The murderer’s motive is much more complicated than expected and Paige is the key.
Whiskey Witches (Complete Season 1) by S.M. Blooding is an urban paranormal fiction that puts a new spin on a familiar premise. Blooding’s straightforward yet witty prose, clever plotting and interweaving of the elements of the occult and crime-solving add up to a compelling read. That said, I do think Paige’s vulnerability is a tad ironic as a demon summoner and a detective.
Whiskey Witches is full of moments when the well-timed suspense and unexpectedness of the plot’s direction simply got me to keep reading to find out what happened next. Each character’s background story also added layers to this urban tale, making it a multifaceted tapestry. Overall, an exciting series with a unique book formatting (I love the soundtrack list). I absolutely look forward to Season 2.